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Old 12-26-2015, 01:33 PM
 
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Not sure which show...Yukon Men, maybe.

Anyway, this one guy who supposedly cuts firewood for a living, is going hunting for his winter meat. He keeps saying, "might not survive, if I don't get a moose". I love the mournful voice he uses, LOL.

Meanwhile back at his place, he has at least $50 grand worth of four wheelers, snow machines, a boat with a big Honda on the back. I yell at my TV screen, "Dude, if you don't get a moose, just call a helicopter to take you to the damned store!".
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Old 12-27-2015, 09:29 PM
 
Location: West Virginia
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Random here,
I love buying alaska for the houses and scenery as well. And I have this romanticized idea of what it would be like to live in alaska. It's the scenery man.
I also love alaska the last frontier, but I am annoyed by how fake it seems. Why can't a show be interesting simply for the fact that the people live a different way than we do? I want to see the truth, but hollywood thinks that is boring. Someone always has to be in danger or being threatened by starvation. I read the outside mag article about the kilchers! They live near a grocery store! Haha. The scenery gets me every time though. And there are a few ideas here and there for being resourceful.
I'm going to check out the other alaska shows that were mentioned to get my alaska fix. Eventually I'll actually visit.
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Old 12-28-2015, 07:49 AM
 
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Random here,
They live near a grocery store! Haha. The scenery gets me every time though. And there are a few ideas here and there for being resourceful.
That's true, but I still think their show is more true-to-life than most. I've always interpreted their living off the land as a choice, and if that's true, I respect that and watch the show like I already do.
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Old 12-28-2015, 02:45 PM
 
Location: Anchorage
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Do you think that their daughter is going to let the family camp out every night or go through any hardships?

Jewel Kilcher (born May 23, 1974)[3] is an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, actress, and author/poet. She has received four Grammy Award nominations and, as of 2008, has sold over 27 million albums worldwide.[4]


Birth name Jewel Kilcher
Born May 23, 1974 (age 41)[1]
Payson, Utah, United States
Origin Homer, Alaska,
United States Genres Pop, folk, pop rock, country
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, guitarist, actress, author/poet
Instruments Vocals, guitar, autoharp
Years active 1994–present
Labels Atlantic, Valory

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Old 12-28-2015, 05:44 PM
 
Location: West Virginia
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Well, in that respect Atz is probably the only one benefitted by that. They seem to be getting a decent amount of money or sponsorships from having the show judging by all the fancy new toys and gear.
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Old 12-28-2015, 06:27 PM
 
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Not sure which show...Yukon Men, maybe.

Anyway, this one guy who supposedly cuts firewood for a living, is going hunting for his winter meat. He keeps saying, "might not survive, if I don't get a moose". I love the mournful voice he uses, LOL.

Meanwhile back at his place, he has at least $50 grand worth of four wheelers, snow machines, a boat with a big Honda on the back. I yell at my TV screen, "Dude, if you don't get a moose, just call a helicopter to take you to the damned store!".
I lived in AK back when 4 wheelers/ATV's were just starting to get popular for hunting. It's now gotten to the point where if you don't have an ATV it's damn near impossible to bag a moose, the ATV's chase them back into the higher elevations and off the road system, too far to carry them on foot. When I pointed this out, the amswer was universally "stop whining ad buy a 4 wheeler"

Well genius, the $8K you spend on an ATV buys a lot of beef, and I don't have to get up early.

Up in the Yukon, they eat more caribou anyways. It's a lot more common than moose.

As you suspect, a guy who says he "has" to get a moose is blowing smoke up your aspen.
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Old 12-28-2015, 07:08 PM
 
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Bush People is a staged show. I'm friends with producers and lower end tech guys.
It's 99.9% just a staged show.
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Old 12-30-2015, 12:56 AM
 
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I think people WANT to believe it's a true show. They love a close family who works together. There's no drugs or violence.
The sad part is it's just so not true.
Billy Brown is a grifter and a thief. When he looks into the camera and talks so dramatically about needing food for the winter or how he has a "bush heart" I just want to see him called out for LYING!!!
Discovery has sunk to new lows, they are the National Enquirer of networks.
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Old 01-11-2016, 05:32 PM
 
Location: Wasilla, AK
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The outcome: 30 days in jail for Billy & Bam-Bam: 'Alaskan Bush People' father and son get 30 days in jail for lying about residency | Alaska Dispatch News
Moral of the story: don't lie on your PFD application. The state will find you, the state will prosecute you.
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Old 01-11-2016, 05:51 PM
 
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So does Billy have a medical issue or what,,,,,
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